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Javid Afsari Rad, Behnam Samani, Shahram Qolami - JPop.com
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Javid Afsari Rad, Behnam Samani, Shahram Qolami

Javid Afsari Rad, Behnam Samani, Shahram Qolami

Javid Afsari Rad, Behnam Samani, Shahram Qolami


Santur: Javid Afsari Rad Percussions: Behnam Samani Oud: Shahram Qolami Javid Afsari-Rad grew up in Esfahan, Iran, and at a young age began playing the Iranian national instrument, santur, the ancient variation of the hammered dulcimer. Afsari-Rad studied with some of the greatest masters of Persian classical music including Parviz Meshkatian and Ostad Faramarz Payvar, and was an active musician in his native country. Since 1986 he has been a resident of Norway Read more on Last.fm
Santur: Javid Afsari Rad Percussions: Behnam Samani Oud: Shahram Qolami Javid Afsari-Rad grew up in Esfahan, Iran, and at a young age began playing the Iranian national instrument, santur, the ancient variation of the hammered dulcimer. Afsari-Rad studied with some of the greatest masters of Persian classical music including Parviz Meshkatian and Ostad Faramarz Payvar, and was an active musician in his native country. Since 1986 he has been a resident of Norway, where he received an MA degree in musicology from the university of Oslo and became known as a virtuoso performer and an innovative composer. Javid has studied with the master of Indian Classical Santur, Shiv Kumar Sharma, participated in the Lakshminaraana Global Music Festival in India and performed with the world strings Ensemble led by the master violinist Dr.

L. Subramaniam. He has played on several recordings, composed for theater and film, and performed with musicians and dancers from different cultures including the Indo-Persian quartet Caravan. Born in 1967 in Iran, Behnam Samani began his international professional career in 1987. He has collaborated with some of the most celebrated Iranian musicians like Ostad F.

Payvar, H. Zarif and R. Badiyi as well as many international artists like Hariprasad Chaurasia and Schneider. As a founding member of the highly acclaimed percussion ensemble ZARBANG and a member of the foremost Classical Persian music group, Dastan Ensemble, he has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Brazil and has performed for the SWF and WDR Radio Stations in Germany.

Behnam teaches workshops regularly in Italy, Spain and Holland in distinguished festivals such as the Silkroad festival in Hong Kong in 2009. He is the creator of a new design of the percussion instrument, the ZARBANG Udu. His recently published instruction manual for Daf, Tombak and ZARBANG Udu is called ZARBANG. Shahram Gholami was born In Tehran, Iran, in 1974 and began studying the ud and traditional Persian music at the age of 20.

Under the tutelage of the great Mansur Nariman, Shahram began recording with composers such as the legendary Parviz Meshkatian and Ardeshir Kamkar. Shahram was a member of the Iranian National Orchestra for nine years and subsequently played at various festivals such as the 2003 Sufi Music Festival, Amir Khosrow, in India, with the Rumi Ensemble, and Oslo's World Music Festival with the Sarvestan Ensemble in 2006. He collaborated from 2007 until 2008 with master singer Shahram Nazeri. In Europe, Shahram has performed with the Rumi Ensemble and Javid Afsari Rad.

Also with Peyman Yazdanian and the Xenia Ensemble, and he has recently performed solo in Paris' Theatre de la Ville, Abbesses. February 2010 marked the release of his solo album, Tolu-e-Kavir, inspired by nature and ancient Iranian fables. Currently, Shahram is working on his latest album with the esteemed Habib Meftah Bushehri. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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